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Definition of "attic" []

  • A story or room directly below the roof of a building, especially a house. (noun)
  • A low wall or story above the cornice of a classical façade. (noun)
  • A space or room within the roof of a house (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A storey or low wall above the cornice of a classical façade (noun)
  • A storey or low wall above the cornice of a classical façade (noun)

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Use "attic" in a sentence
  • "Dacian captives on the attic (_attic_ = a species of subordinate story added above the main cornice) of this arch were a fortunate addition, furnishing a _raison-d’être_ for the columns and broken entablatures on which they rest."
  • "Her face shone brightly, as if the word attic was “ice cream.”"
  • "On the other hand, a disconnected furnace vent in the attic is a SERIOUS defect that could cause a ridiculous amount of damage over a period of just one heating season."